Bay Harbor Golf Club, Links Course — Hole No. 7
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Bay Harbor Golf Club, Links Course — Hole No. 7
Boyne Golf, collectively one of the largest golf destinations in North America and largest north of Pinehurst, combines a trio of golf resorts — Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain and Bay Harbor. The trio totals 10 golf courses, all within a 45-minute drive of one another. Boyne Golf’s flagship property, Bay Harbor Golf Club, features 27 holes with three golf course combinations designed by course architect Arthur Hills (The Links/Quarry, The Quarry/Preserve, and The Preserve/Links). (Photo: Boyne Golf)
Inn at Bay Harbor
Bay Harbor Golf Club and the Inn at Bay Harbor are set along the site of a former cement plant and mining operation that ran for over a 100 years. The golf resort became part of one of the largest land reclamation projects in the history of North America. The course and inn span along a 5-mile stretch of shoreline, combining spectacular scenery with bluffs, rock quarry formations, natural dunes and scenic hardwoods. It boasts the longest coastline of any course in the U.S. (Photo: Boyne Golf)
Bay Harbor Golf Club, Links Course — Hole No. 3
Bay Harbor Golf Club’s three 9-hole courses are combined into three unique 18-hole routings with the Links/Quarry combination being nationally acclaimed. The Links with its towering bluffs and dunes, was the first course completed. It is reminiscent of the great seaside courses in Scotland and Ireland as holes play firm and fast along the bluffs and through sand dunes. Shown is No. 3 at the Links.  (Photo: Boyne Golf)
Bay Harbor Golf Club, Quarry Course — Hole No. 3
The Quarry is a unique course experience, as holes meander in and out of a rugged rock quarry with 40-foot gorges, stone cliffs and natural ponds. It features arguably one of the best sequence of finishing holes along the shores of Lake Michigan. The Preserve was designed to showcase the natural beauty of northern Michigan as holes were routed through scenic hardwoods wildflowers, and wetlands, separated from Lake Michigan by a few hundred feet of forest. Shown is hole No. 3 on the Quarry course. (Photo: Boyne Golf)
Bay Harbor Golf Club, Quarry Course — Hole No. 7
The finishing holes on The Links/Quarry offer up one of the best sequence of shoreline holes found anywhere in the U.S. The 17th hole is a scenic par 3 that has been compared to the 7th at Pebble Beach, and the 18th hole plays along the shoreline bluff downhill to one of the most beautiful green settings in America. Shown is the Quarry's seventh hole, which plays as No. 16 in the The Links/Quarry configuration.  (Photo: Boyne Golf)
Boynes Highland, Heather Course — Hole No. 18
Boyne Golf all started in 1965 when Boyne founder Everett Kircher hired architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. to put Boyne Highlands on the map as more than a ski destination. The Heather Course — the 18th hole shown here — is an old-school parkland classic with massive bunkers and fun challenging green complexes. The historic course was also selected as the 2019 National Golf Course Owners Course of the Year. (Photo: Boyne Golf)
Boyne Mountain, Alpine Course — Hole No. 15
“Anybody damn fool enough to want to build a ski hill, well ... I'll give you the property," said Michigan Senator William Pearson when he made a deal with Boyne Resorts founder Everett Kircher. Pearson was obviously unaware of the tenacity possessed Kircher, a transplanted Detroit Studebaker dealer. In 1947, starting with one run, a used single chairlift, and a warming hut, Kircher began Boyne Mountain Resort and a resort leisure corporation with 13 golf courses and nine ski areas at 11 resorts that now spans the continent. Shown is the 15th hole at the Alpine Course.

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